Maybe there is a benefit to having ADD and being impulsive! A study at the University of Missouri, shows that girls and boys demonstrate different approaches to solving arithmetic problems. Girls tended to prefer a slow and accurate approach, where as boys preferred a faster approach which tended to have more errors. The girls' approach gave them an early advantage, but by the end of sixth grade boys had surpassed the girls. In a time when problem solving is an essential component in math curricula, this could provide some important information for educators. Full story.